Articles tagged "Ascensus"
Ascensus sells for $3 billion after failing to draw buyers for one-third less in 2018, but faith and patience pay off with 50% premium on deal
Investors Genstar, Aquiline and Atlas sold Ascensus for a deal valued at $3 billion to rollup IPO-prep experts at Stone Point, according to reports.
May 1, 2021 at 5:21 AM
Vestwell is in and Ascensus is out in Oregon as mushrooming 'force-function' state retirement plans spark heated bids to recordkeep; RIAs are angling for a cut, too
States may force millions of small employers to sponsor pensions, buoying VC-backed digital recordkeepers. But RIAs like Fisher Investments are trying to convince small businesses to set up their own 401(k) plans to meet new mandates.
December 17, 2020 at 9:34 PM
New class of robos lay siege to 'antiquated' target-date-funds (TDF) market; even defender of the 401(k) citadel, Vanguard, sees handwriting on the wall
Fidelity, Ascensus, and Morningstar are all making 401(k) moves that could see automated advice replace the Vanguard-dominated TDF market but maybe Vanguard just woke up in time to cannibalize the market itself.
October 8, 2019 at 3:02 AM
After $2-billion asking price for Ascensus gets no bites, Genstar and Aquiline opt to sell 25% stake to juice roll-up kitty
Atlas Merchant Capital and GIC are the new financiers but the capital raise suggests inorganic growth is still Plan A
March 11, 2019 at 6:39 PM
How $7B Professional Capital Services is trying to out-nimble, out-RIA $188B Ascensus but with Edmond Walters there to carry a big stick
The eMoney founder joined the Philly TPA's board to oversee a PCS that hires madly, rewrites software, RIA-izes its services and develops marketing punch
February 28, 2019 at 12:41 AM
State Farm is (almost) 'there' as it moves 15,000 SEP accounts to Ascensus, affirming RIABiz report a very MoneyGuidePro-wielding RIA is on the way this year
Assured by client feedback, giant insurer keeps edging into the fiduciary field but its agents will maintain licenses to sell and sell, too
January 29, 2019 at 7:38 PM
Capitalizing on 'unintended consequences' of DOL changes, Ken Fisher pounces on a fat-margin 401(k) opportunity
DOL greased the skids for closed-architecture approach of $60-billion RIA -- as long as it is discloses use of proprietary funds and sets flat fees that apply to them
October 15, 2015 at 5:28 PM
Fidelity reports 57% boost in 401(k) sales as it sets its sights on smaller plans and advisors
Heading downmarket, the Boston-based firm is trying to muscle in on boutique providers
February 29, 2012 at 5:00 AM
Fidelity, Vanguard and Schwab have top 401(k) brands but plan sponsors like the service of off-brands better, study shows
In market share wars for retirement plan dollars, big and small brands alike have much to learn